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114 Apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA

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Last updated November 18 at 9:36am UTC
612 SW Elm St
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 18 at 8:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
3010 SE Grant St
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 18 at 8:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
4716 NE Hayes Dr
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 18 at 8:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
3181 SW Sharmin Ln
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 18 at 8:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,065
812 NE Cherry Plum Drive
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 17 at 11:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
3111 SW Arlan Lane
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 16 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
2067 SW Cascade Falls Drive
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 15 at 12:02pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,195
2035 SW Cascade Falls Drive
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 15 at 11:59am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,195
1317 SE Delaware Ave Apt 5
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 15 at 11:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
2938 NW 40th Lane
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 15 at 11:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
4819 NE Milligan Lane
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 15 at 11:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
3163 SW Sharmin Lane
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 15 at 11:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1219 NE Windsor Dr
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 10 at 6:14pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
1818 Lesina
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 18 at 9:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Verve
225 E Center St
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 18 at 8:09am UTC
Studio
$945
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Broadway Heights
4218 East 50th Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 18 at 7:41am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$855
2 Bedrooms
$945
Cadence
6300 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA
Updated November 18 at 6:05am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,035
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
3 Bedrooms
$1,485
Broadway Heights
4216 NE 50th St
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 18 at 6:04am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$855
2 Bedrooms
$945
1019 Ne Patchin Ln
Ankeny
Ankeny, IA
Updated November 18 at 9:36am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$725
City Guide
Ankeny

Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!

November 2018 Ankeny Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Rent Report
Ankeny

November 2018 Ankeny Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Ankeny rents increase sharply over the past month

Ankeny rents have increased 3.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ankeny stand at $770 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. Ankeny's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.1%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

Ankeny rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Ankeny, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Ankeny is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Ankeny's median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 3.6% rise in Ankeny.
  • While Ankeny's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.3%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Ankeny than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than three times the price in Ankeny.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.